DSA 2824-1: curl security update
Posted on: 12/20/2013 12:31 PM

A curl security update has been released for Debian

DSA 2824-1: curl security update


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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2824-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Salvatore Bonaccorso
December 19, 2013 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : curl
Vulnerability : unchecked tls/ssl certificate host name
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2013-6422

Marc Deslauriers discovered that curl, a file retrieval tool, would
mistakenly skip verifying the CN and SAN name fields when digital
signature verification was disabled in the libcurl GnuTLS backend.

The default configuration for the curl package is not affected by this
issue since the digital signature verification is enabled by default.

The oldstable distribution (squeeze) is not affected by this problem.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
version 7.26.0-1+wheezy7.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 7.34.0-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your curl packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/



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